Chocolate Vegan Gingerbread Cookies

A chocolate spiced version of the ultimate holiday cookie, vegan gingerbread gets a dark chocolate twist!

Chocolate Vegan Gingerbread Cookies- A chocolate spiced version of the ultimate holiday cookie, vegan gingerbread gets a dark chocolate twist!

I’ll keep this one short and sweet, because Christmas is almost here and I know we all have presents to wrap/cookies to eat/hot chocolate to spike and there isn’t enough time for it all. As with years past, I’m creating a Christmas cookie recipe in partnership with my favorite (more…)

Spice Cookies with Coffee Glaze

Vegan spice cookies with a coffee glaze, take them to your next cookie exchange or keep them all for yourself! Recipe from The Vanilla Bean Baking Book. 

Spice Cookies with Coffee Glaze- Vegan spice cookies with a coffee glaze, take them to your next cookie exchange or keep them all for yourself! Recipe from The Vanilla Bean Baking Book. Spice Cookies with Coffee Glaze- Vegan spice cookies with a coffee glaze, take them to your next cookie exchange or keep them all for yourself! Recipe from The Vanilla Bean Baking Book.

It’s been almost a couple weeks now since I’ve had a fresh recipe, ah! Between going on vacation last week to Punta Cana (yes, it was amazing and no I didn’t want to come back to the snow) and starting to battle a cold, I took a little bit of a break from recipe testing and posting. But, (more…)

Vegan Linzer Cookies with Nutella

Vegan linzer cookies get a chocolate twist with a homemade nutella filling, perfect for holiday baking!

Vegan Linzer Cookies with Nutella - Vegan linzer cookies get a chocolate twist with a homemade nutella filling, perfect for holiday baking!

Cookie baking season is upon us! Although I’ve had some flops over the last few weeks (I’m buying coconut oil in bulk at this point), I’ve had these vegan linzer cookies with nutella on my mind for quite some time now. I don’t usually (more…)

Vegan Maple Pecan Bars

Are you ready for the perfect fall dessert? Vegan Maple Pecan Bars are the ultimate sweet treat for autumn! 

Vegan Maple Pecan Bars- Are you ready for the perfect fall dessert? Vegan Maple Pecan Bars are the ultimate sweet treat for autumn!

Guys, these Maple Pecan Bars are out of this world good and the perfect way to kick off your fall baking. It was 80 degrees when I baked these maple pecan bars and I maybe had to turn on the air conditioning one last time to truly enjoy having the oven on, but it was all worth it in the end. Think of these like a shortbread-y crust topped with a big batch of quick caramel and a healthy dose of pecans folded in. The brown sugar in these maple pecan bars gives off a caramel taste to both the crust and topping, while coconut cream is mixed into the topping to make everything creamy and dreamy. True fall baking heaven! (more…)

How to Make the Best Vegan Cookies (+ a few of my favorite vegan cookie recipes)

Wondering how to make vegan cookies that are perfectly chewy and crunchy? These 4 tips will guarantee perfect vegan cookie success!

How to Make the Best Vegan Cookies- Wondering how to make vegan cookies that are perfectly chewy and crunchy? These 4 tips will guarantee the best vegan cookie success!

When I first embarked on my journey through vegan baking, one of the things I knew I had to nail quickly was how to make vegan cookies. It’s the one thing my mom always requests when I ask what she wants me to bake and bring her (hi mom!) and it’s the one dessert I grew up on, day in and day out. One of the most vivid memories I have growing up is holding a fresh cookie in my hand, marking many significant times in my life. Growing up, my friends and I purchased warm chocolate chip cookies after high school, eating them as fast as we could before marching band practice. When I was in college I often made cookies for my roommates (or let’s be honest, boys) and spent the weekends dreaming about the full size kitchen back home where I could bake any and everything I could ever want. Cookies have even marked time up (more…)